quotative

noun
quo·ta·tive | \ˈkwō-tə-tiv \

Definition of quotative 

: a function word used in informal contexts to introduce a quotation "like" is a quotative in "He was like, 'Oh, no! not again!'"

Other Words from quotative

quotative adjective

First Known Use of quotative

1893, in the meaning defined above

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